Aug 01, 2020
Syracuse Athletic Director John Wildhack Says Athletes Need Discipline During The Coronavirus Pandemic
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Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack thinks athletes need to exercise discipline during the coronavirus pandemic.
As colleges prepare for football in the fall and for students to return to campus, there are a lot of questions and potential problems. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
Wildhack thinks discipline is needed more than ever during the pandemic.He said the following, according to Syracuse.com:
One of the keys for all of us … is discipline. We’re going to have to have tremendous discipline when we have a full campus of students because we’re going to have to avoid large gatherings … I don’t know if you can say no parties, but to me it’s education, education, reinforcement, reinforcement. When you see examples elsewhere where there’s issues, and those issues are traced to large gatherings, parties, share that because that’s the proof right there.
First off, you can absolutely say no to parties. I don’t know what the hell Wildhack is talking about when he says you can’t.
Athletes should 100% be told to stay away from parties. We’re in the middle of a pandemic! They’re on scholarship and the school supports them financially.
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Athletes have to understand that parties are an insanely stupid idea right now. They can’t be allowed or tolerated, and that has to be made crystal clear to players.
Having said that, Wildhack is 100% correct on needing discipline, which goes back to the party aspect. Players have to exercise extreme discipline during the pandemic.
They have to limit their social interactions, take every possible precaution to stay safe and do whatever is necessary to stay safe.
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Sorry, folks. You just can’t party if you’re playing football in the fall. I don’t even know why that has to be said. It should just be obvious, but apparently it’s not.
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Governor Lee Signs Executive Order Allowing Contact Sports, Extending Local Authority to Mandate Masks
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed an executive order that permits contact and noncontact sports in the state, extends the authority of local governments to mandate face coverings, and extends liability protections for health care providers.
No sports are now prohibited in Tennessee, as long as participants follow safety guidelines from their governing bodies or Tennessee Pledge COVID-19 safety guidelines.
“Athletics is an important part of our way of life and provides many benefits for our student-athletes, but common-sense precautions must be taken to combat COVID-19,” Lee said in a statement Friday. “We have worked directly with the [Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association] to coordinate a framework so that football season and soccer seasons can begin while keeping student-athletes, staff, and fans safe.”
A previous executive order that allowed local governments to mandate masks would have expired Monday. The new order extends that power through Aug. 29.
“This order will also continue to give local governments the authority to determine mask requirements for their respective constituencies,” Lee said. “Adopting mask requirements at the local level has helped achieve greater community buy-in as Tennesseans adopt a new habit to protect lives and livelihoods.”
The order also strongly encourages schools in Tennessee to require staff and students to wear face coverings.
Liability protections granted for health care providers in a previous executive order are also extended through the end of the month.
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Vivian Jones reports on Tennessee and South Carolina for The Center Square. Her writing has appeared in the Detroit News, The Hill, and publications of The Heartland Institute.